Kaye learned about CASA through her career in child abuse investigations and felt like CASA would be a perfect way to advocate for children at a difficult time in their lives. She joined the program in December of 2019.
Angie Tate, her Advocate Coordinator, shares that in her first case Kaye has worked passionately for the children in her case and has been such a strong advocate, hanging in there for the children even when it would have been easier to quit. When asked about her first case as a CASA, Kaye stated, “My first case has been challenging but rewarding. My advocate supervisor has been there to help me throughout the process. I couldn’t ask for a more responsive supervisor who has also become a friend throughout this process.”
Kaye shared that the most surprising aspect of working as a CASA has been learning how the court system works and how much work goes into each case for CASA and for everyone else involved. She has also been surprised at how much the judge relies on the input of CASA in making decisions. Kaye’s favorite thing has been seeing how positive experiences can turn lives around for both parents and children.
Kaye’s hobbies include classes with my exercise family at NEA Fitness Center. She loves to take trips to new places with family and loves to spoil her grandchildren when she go on trips. Kaye and her family are avid Arkansas State Red Wolves fans and travel to many out of town football games. Kaye is a graduate of Harding University and Arkansas State University. She is married and has three handsome sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. She also has two precious dogs, Gabby and Audie.